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Texans 13, Patriots 17: Third Quarter Live

We are headed to the third quarter of our Divisional Round matchup in Foxborough. Houston is down 13-17 to New England.

NFL: AFC Divisional-Houston Texans at New England Patriots James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

Houston is headed into halftime following a huge second quarter of play. Impressive defensive play and a touchdown grab by C.J. Fiedorowicz kept the score close. This is your third quarter live thread!

Live blogging the second quarter:

  • Houston grabs a first down and drives toward the red zone.
  • Fiedorowicz barely prevents an interception in the end zone. And there’s holding on Chris Clark. Excellent.
  • Houston nearly gets the first down with a nice run by Akeem Hunt. They’ll settle for a field goal here.
  • HOLY KITTEN, THAT’S ANOTHER TURNOVER FOR HOUSTON!!!! Special teams knocks a ball from the hands of Dion Lewis! Texans’ football!!!
  • TOUCHDOWN TEXANS! TOUCHDOWN TEXANS! Fiedorowicz pulls the score closer, 13-14.
  • Whitney Mercilus and Brian Cushing with a sack on Tom Brady on third down!! Pats punt.
  • Wow, bad coverage by Corey Moore and Chris Hogan hauls in a huge pass.
  • Mercilus gets Brady AGAIN and the Patriots punt. Out at the five-yard line, tough field position for the Texans. Man, Merci is having A GAME.
  • Illegal block in the back by New England as they field the kick return.
  • Clowney nails Brady, who manages to throw the ball away.
  • Texans are letting the big chunks of yardage go. Secondary needs to tighten up.
  • First and goal for the Patriots. Jadeveon Clowney grabs Brady at the one yard line.
  • What a defensive stand by the Texans! They keep the Pats out of the end zone three times to prevent a touchdown. New England kicks a field goal to end the first half 17-13.

We are headed to halftime, Texans fans! Thoughts on the game so far? This is your live thread for the third quarter, and the comments section is yours to discuss the matchup!

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